Quality standard

Quality statements

Quality statements

Statement 1 Pregnant women attending antenatal and health visitor appointments are given advice on how to eat healthily in pregnancy.

Statement 2 Women with a BMI of 30 or more after childbirth are offered a structured weight loss programme.

Statement 3 Pregnant women and the parents and carers of children under 4 years who may be eligible for the Healthy Start scheme are given information and support to apply.

Statement 4 Women receive breastfeeding support from a service that uses an evaluated, structured programme. [This statement is from NICE's quality standard on postnatal care. For the rationale, quality measures, what the quality statement means, source guidance and definitions, please see statement 5 of the quality standard on postnatal care].

Statement 5 Parents and carers are given advice on introducing their baby to a variety of nutritious foods to complement breastmilk or formula milk.

Statement 6 Parents and carers receiving Healthy Start prepaid cards are offered advice on how to use them to increase the amount of fruit and vegetables in their family's diet.